A man and woman were arrested in Castlerea this morning as Gardai seized controlled drugs, a drone and a number of other items.

At about 11am this morning, Gardai stopped and searched a car at Harristown -adjacent to Castlerea Prison.

During the course of the search, two mobile phones, a watch phone, about 440 tablets and cannabis herb were recovered, along with a drone which was in the process of being set up.

The 46-year old man and 45 year old woman were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The Governor of Castlerea Prison said in a statement this evening that the prison works closely with Gardai, and welcomes their invention and continued support in assisting the prevention of contraband entering the prison.

 

 

 

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